BROOKLYN, NY - NOVEMBER 20:  General view of atmosphere during Sight Unseen's 5th Anniversary Dance Party Sponsored By BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Gin at The McCarren Hotel on November 20, 2014 in Brooklyn, New York.  (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Gin)

Our 5th Anniversary Party

Two weeks ago, Sight Unseen celebrated our 5th anniversary with a post full of birthday cards made for us by our favorite designers and readers. But we couldn’t possibly mark such a momentous occasion with a web post alone — we had to throw a party, of course! Last Thursday night, we gathered 200 of our closest friends and clients together at the stunning roof bar of the McCarren Hotel & Pool in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where we sipped Bombay Sapphire cocktails, danced to music spun by DJs Kyle Garner and Jon Santos under a piñata by Confettisystem, tossed around pool-toy dance props crafted by Misha Kahn, and ate adorable hand-shaped cookies and a golden birthday cake baked by Fredericks & Mae. There were even custom zig-zaggy funhouse mirrors by Chiaozza on hand to freak us out once we got tipsy. It was a memorable night for all involved, and we’re grateful to our partners at Bombay Sapphire and Chelsea Hotels for helping to make it happen. It’s definitely going to be hard to top come 2019!

Pictured at top: Fredericks & Mae baked our guests the most adorable hand-shaped 5th anniversary cookies — high fives, get it?Sight Unseen's 5th Anniversary Dance Party Sponsored By BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GinGuests at our 5th anniversary party at the McCarren Hotel & Pool danced the night away under a piñata by Confettisystem.Sight Unseen's 5th Anniversary Dance Party Sponsored By BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GinChiaozza turned mirrored sheets sourced in Chinatown into these amazing funhouse mirrors just for the party.Sight Unseen's 5th Anniversary Dance Party Sponsored By BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GinThe bar was lined in streamers by Confettisystem and was fully stocked for the night with Bombay Sapphire gin.Sight Unseen's 5th Anniversary Dance Party Sponsored By BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GinIn addition to the hand cookies, Fredericks & Mae baked us this birthday cake, which had metallic gold frosting, rainbow insides, and five sparklers on top. It tasted every bit as good as it looked! That’s Jon Santos DJing in the background.Sight Unseen's 5th Anniversary Dance Party Sponsored By BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GinMonica and Jill each took a turn DJing too, but we left the real heavy lifting to the professionals: Santos, and Kyle Garner of Deep Trouble, pictured.Sight Unseen's 5th Anniversary Dance Party Sponsored By BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GinThe evening’s libations — the Negroni, the Sapphire Collins, and the Sapphire Ultimate Martini — were generously provided by Bombay Sapphire gin. The martini was our personal favorite; our bar even had three different types of olives on hand with which to top it off. (Click here to learn how to make a martini at home!)Sight Unseen's 5th Anniversary Dance Party Sponsored By BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GinSapphire Collinses being prepared for some lucky reveler.Sight Unseen's 5th Anniversary Dance Party Sponsored By BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GinThe ever-talented Benjamin Critton designed both our invitations for the night and these amazing Instagram signs. Multicolored confetti — #sosightunseen.Sight Unseen's 5th Anniversary Dance Party Sponsored By BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GinOur guests for the evening included (from left): Chi Kim of Balenciaga, Roanne Adams of RoAndCo, and Kristina Ho of RoAndCoSight Unseen's 5th Anniversary Dance Party Sponsored By BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GinProp stylist Gözde Eker, Terri Chiao of Chiaozza, and Sight Unseen contributing photographer Pippa DrummondSight Unseen's 5th Anniversary Dance Party Sponsored By BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GinAritst David Zax, PR consultant Shayna McClelland, and Travel & Leisure editor Jesse AshlockSight Unseen's 5th Anniversary Dance Party Sponsored By BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GinShabd Alexander of Shabd with Julie Ho and Nick Andersen of ConfettisystemSight Unseen's 5th Anniversary Dance Party Sponsored By BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GinWallpaper editor Pei-Ru Keh, WSJ editor James Gaddy, artist and designer Keren Richter, and Dwell editor Kelsey KeithSight Unseen's 5th Anniversary Dance Party Sponsored By BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GinCore77 editor Ray Hu with Wanted Design’s Claire Pijoulat and Odile HainautSight Unseen's 5th Anniversary Dance Party Sponsored By BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GinChi Kim, Jesse Ashlock, Jill from Sight Unseen, and Felicia Kwong from Nike CommunicationsSight Unseen's 5th Anniversary Dance Party Sponsored By BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GinMonica from Sight Unseen with design journalists Jordan Hruska and Linyee Yuan